There are cities that are immersed in darkness for most of the year, with inhabitants who live and work with the polar night on a routine basis. Biorhythms collapse when people do not experience dawn from day to day, causing higher levels of addiction, suicide and accidents. The project suggests directing solar rays from outer space to the clouds above the city – thus allowing citizens to have a dawn that is almost real and gentle light during the long polar nights that occur for weeks on end.
This project is different from all the other projects the jury saw and they were intrigued by the amazing cartoon-like presentation. It is very large scale, and the students are very courageous to take on almost a fantasy that brings light from space through many layers of devices to cast it over the clouds above cities. This project is a true example of out-of-the-box thinking and the jury congratulates the winners for this novel approach.